Brian . . . . . also collects "verbal memorabilia" some of which are offered here for your amusement (!) Remember that the idea is that you send some of your favourites to us :-)
First, a real favourite - which I'm sure represents the motivational policy of the military (and the education service?) in other countries than England !
British naval captain, from the days of sail:
The flogging will continue until the mood of the crew improves.
A few more favourites. Do send us your favourites too - what separates us from the apes is the extent of our ability to steal - oops, I mean share - the ideas of others . . . then maybe I can change the "thought for the week" on my office wall into "thought for the day"! The first two are featured on our Calligraphy Gallery.
The letters should be designed by an artist, not an engineer.
Geometry can produce legible letters, but art makes them beautiful.
Art begins where geometry ends, and imparts to letters
a character transcending mere measurement
Never eat more than you can lift.
If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance.
I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones
Madness takes its toll....please have exact change ready.
Never try to out-stubborn a cat.
Another from Lazarus Long
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them
Hypocrisy is the vaseline of political intercourse.
(Jokingly ?) attributed to Margaret Thatcher..
You must love your enemies - it ruins their reputation.
Nietzsche is Dead.
Quantum Mechanics - the dreams stuff is made from.
Unknown - Richard Feinman?
Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.
Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies.
If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.
Sir James Barrie
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Never stand between the dog and the hydrant.
Never say "oops" in the operating theatre.
Dr. Leo Troy
How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise my hands....
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X+Y+Z.
X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut
Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn't want your mother to hear at your trial.
Sydney Biddle Barrows, the "Mayflower Madam"
Never use your thumb for a rule. You'll either hit it with a hammer or get a splinter in it.
Uncle Ed's Rule of Thumb
The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing.
Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation
of these atoms is talking moonshine .
Ernest Rutherford, after he had split the atom for the first time.
Never pick a fight with anyone who orders ink by the barrel.
American adage about newspaper editors
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
668: The Neighbour of the Beast
If God had meant us to be naked, we would have been born that way.
And to finish ... BD's Motto: S.I.B. - Simple Is Best. Adopted from ....
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